Monday, November 14, 2011

Groovy Talk

I recently gave an "Intro to Groovy" talk for a local CIPS chapter.

It was a special evening: I returned to my alma mater, re-united with old friends, and met enthusiastic students.

I assumed the audience wasn't familiar with Java, and so the narrative was a high-level report of the blossoming ecosystem on the JVM over the past few years, with examples in Groovy. The material is available here.

My thanks to those who attended!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Strange Loop Videos

This won't be news to most readers, but if, like me, you were not able to attend Strange Loop 2011: take heart. The videos are being released online at InfoQ. Here is the schedule.

The lineup is truly outstanding. For more about the conference, check out Weiqi Gao's review.